Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif has written a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan recommending three names for the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC).
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president, in a letter to the premier, recommended the names of Nasir Mahmood Khosa, Jalil Abbas Jillani and Akhlaaq Ahmed Tarar for the post of CEC.
Shehbaz Sharif said, “In my opinion, these prominent personalities are fit and deserving of this position”. In the letter, Shehbaz informed the PM that the incumbent CEC Justice (retd) Sardar Raza’s term will end on December 6. He also reminded the PM that two posts for Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) members are already vacant.
The former chief minister told the premier that under Section 3 of the Elections Act, 2017 it is a requirement to that an ECP Bench must have at least three members, with or without the CEC.
Meanwhile, Shehbaz, in a separate letter written to the PM on Friday, had also recommended names for the two vacant ECP seats from Balochistan and Sindh.
For Sindh, Shehbaz nominated Nisar Durrani, Justice (retd) Abdul Rasul Memon and Aurangzeb Haq; and for Balochistan, he recommended the names of Supreme Court lawyer Shah Muhammad Jatoi, former advocate general of the province Muhammad Rauf Atta and Rahila Durrani. Shahbaz Sharif also urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to take immediate action regarding the matter.
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17 November, 2019